There is nothing radical about closing schools. A "radical" approach would have been for Rhee to tackle poverty and unemployment in D.C., a far more effective method of advancing early childhood education.
I'm watching images of the oil slick from the Deepwater Horizon disaster spreading across the Gulf of Mexico, now 600 square miles and growing, threatening marine wildlife and fragile coastal wetlands, bayous and beaches.
The question is: "What, exactly, in the federal budget will you cut to attack the deficit?" Because the answers to that are going to be the most effective argument to make against the Tea Party movement's surge.